The N connector
(in full, Type N connector
) is a threaded, weatherproof, medium-size RF connector used to join coaxial cables. It was one of the first connectors capable of carrying microwave-frequency signals, and was invented in the 1940s by Paul Neill of Bell Labs, after whom the connector is named.
|Frequency range||0 to 11 GHz|
|Working Voltage||170 Vrms max.|
|Dielectric withstanding voltage|
- RG316: 1000 Volts rms min.
- RG58: 1500 Volts rms min.
- RG142, 400, 223: 1500 Volts rms min.
- Straight connector :1.3 max
- R/A connector: 1.5 max.
|Force to engage||The torque required to engage and disengage shall not exceed 6 inch-lbs|
|Mating||5/8-24 threaded coupling|
|Coupling nut retention force||101.2 lbs min.|
|Connector durablity||500 matings|
|Cable retention force|
- RG316: 12.1 lbs min.
- RG58: 28.7 lbs min.
- RG142, 400, 223: 57.7 lbs min.